Offering great value, the delicious 2021 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard, Southern Valleys red, hand-harvested from 17-year-old vines, matured for 11 months in French oak cuves (4,500 litres), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep ruby, it is fragrant, mouthfilling and very finely textured, with concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes, and a lovely balance of complexity and approachability. Full of youthful drive, it's a 'seamless' wine, for drinking now or cellaring.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $36 NZD
Value for Money: V+
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed June 2022